History’s debt to brave Ukraine journalists

The brave camera crews, reporters and photographers in Ukraine deserve praise for bringing us knowledge of the current crisis (The Russians were hunting us down: the war on journalism in Mariupol, 21 March).

But we should also acknowledge the eventual historical significance of their footage, reports and photos. As a Holocaust researcher, I know that newsreel footage of the liberation of concentration camps provided a vital historical record of the atrocities and their aftermath.

For generations to come, the invaluable work of journalists in Ukraine today will be key source material as we grapple with our understanding of the conflict.
Daniel Adamson
Durham University

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